Now on to the goods. The Little Dude and I took a quick morning trip to Pueblo this week. The thrifts were stingy, but the little antique shop we stopped was not. The bottom three pieces came in a mismatched set. I totally over spent but who cares because I now have a turquoise fridgie for my collection!!!
|Ooooh..Ahhhh... : )|
Other than a butt load of golf balls, these cutie patooties were the only other thing to come home with us from Pueblo. They are made in Japan and will soon be listed on Etsy. If I wasn't totally terrified of my hoarding tendencies I'd have the coolest salt and pepper shaker collection!
|Excuse the terrible phone pic!|
******Warning - Long Story About My Stupidity Ahead******Ok, on to the Denver debacle. This is long and I won't be offended if you skip ahead. So The Husband had to go up there for work, and I thought The Little Dude and I would tag along, drop him off and then go thrifting. His building is in a cute neighborhood I don't get to frequent much so I was pretty excited. Things were going fine as we hit the first shop, a GW. That place was huge and packed full of CRAP. Then it started to rain and I didn't want The Little Dude to get soaked so we got in the car and headed across town to another GW. I'm no stranger to Denver, but I have areas where I go and know, and then the rest is just vague memories. Well we get to the store and find the two Daisy bowls. I was super excited about it, and therefore cocky. I thought I would just head over to Aurora and check out my usual shops since it was still raining and walking around wasn't an option. We sat in traffic till our brains were numb, but we did finally get there about an hour before I had to start driving back across town to get The Husband to meet a friend for dinner. We do our thrifty thing and then... ugh...what idiot didn't pay attention to how to get back to The Husband? This one! I should have gone back to the interstate and driven what I know. But nooooooo, I gotta be all sneaky and avoid the traffic. Right....An hour after I was supposed to get him, I showed up, frazzled and cussing. I got myself so turned around it was ridiculous. My GPS in my phone went bananas and couldn't find a signal and because of the clouds I couldn't find the mountains to know which direction I was going. (Mountains are always to the West here). And because I have this vague recollection of the city, I would see something familiar and turn towards it to see if that was right. Not my best plan. And this whole time The Little Dude is wailing in the backseat because he is just done with the car. Me too dude, me too, but we still have the hour long drive home left! So was my haul worth all that? No,but I've learned a few valuable lessons. Paper maps are good for things other than crafting. The real maps I took out of the car a few weeks ago for a craft project will be going back in the car. And don't be adventurous with your route when you have some place to be because you risk loosing your damn mind!
******End Long Story About My Stupidity******
The daisy really got me excited because it's just not one I find a lot and especially not in such good condition. The two little red guys were priced well so I got them even though they are dishwashered to death. Two scrubs with BKF and they look a bit better. The Square Flowers bowl needed some love, but it was priced well so I jumped at it.
These little brass puppies are super cute and will be listed on Etsy soon.
Same with this happy little whale.
Rounding out my haul is a small porcelain Made in Japan wall duck. These sell really well in the booth so I always look for them. This is the first little one I've ever had.
I did finally get a chance to organize and clean out my sun room last week, so hopefully this week I can get some actual work type stuff done in there. Pictures, pricing and listing will be my mantra!
I'm joining the parties at Apron Thrift Girl, Sir Thrift A Lot, Remnant, Mod Vintage Life, The Thrifty Groove, A Living Space and Joyful Treasure Hunting. Have a great week everyone!